Institute of Life Science 2 Internal Atrium
Professor Karl Hawkins

Professor Karl Hawkins

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295058
Office CNH - 009
Ground Floor
Institute of Life Science 2
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Karl Hawkins is a Director of the Centre for NanoHealth at SUMS. Karl's research interests include the development of novel biomarkers of blood coagulation through exploitation of advanced rheological techniques.  He is author of over 70 publications in international peer reviewed journals in the fields of fluid mechanics, medical devices and haematology. His research has been funded by EPSRC, MRC, HCRW, ESF, British Council, industrial companies and an RCUK fellowship. He is a Co-Investigator of several EPSRC grants (including the a Platform Grant in Engineering Blood Diagnostics) with a total value in excess of £6M and is the Principal Investigator of an EPSRC first grant award that is aiding the development of novel haemorheological techniques for the measurement of blood coagulation and subsequent breakdown. Karl is active in the rheology community having served as the elected Secretary of the British Society of Rheology and is a Director of the Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Rheology and bio-rheology
  • Rheometry
  • Biopolymer gels
  • Haemo-compatibility of medical devices